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Moscow plane fire: At least 41 killed on Aeroflot jet

May 6, 2019 9:19 am

At least 41 people were killed after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.

Videos on social media show passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the burning Aeroflot aircraft.

Two children and a flight attendant were among the dead, Russian media reports.

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One witness said it was a “miracle” anyone escaped the jet, which was carrying 78 passengers and five crew.

Aeroflot, Russia’s national carrier, said the plane was forced to return to the airport “for technical reasons”, but did not elaborate.

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